The project came about when he was having difficulty getting an expensive input board to work in a haunted house attraction. When he discovered that the iCade keyboard commands worked over a USB connection, he figured he could use an Arduio board and hood the USB side to an iPad and create his own interface. With a bit of research he got his project up and running.
While he used genuine arcade joysticks and a vintage CRT display, it was still lacking in authenticity. The risk of a $0.25 loss was missing. Since emulators basically allow unlimited lives, taking away the gamble of a valuable coin, David disabled that feature and created a little challenge that must be won to add more coins/lives.
The code and many other details about the project (like how to obtain the valuable game play credits) are available on GitHub.
The bunny is made from flexible PLA. LED Matrixes were used for the eyes and a couple of servos were used for the paws.
Mario said the what he learned most from the project was how to multi-task with the Arduino platform – taking the delay function out of his code, but still being able to control 7 LEDs and make 2 servos work at the same time. The size of the Teensy was perfect for this magical bunny.
Fuzzy-Wobble published an Instructable for a Meme Video Alarm Clock. This custom clock plays a video of your choice for the alarm, but of course the “Wake Up Wake Up” clip featured in the video makes for a pretty awesome alarm.
The Instructables page provides all the code and instructions for making your own, including instructions on formatting your own custom video and the files for laser cutting the enclosure.
The TGA Pro is stereo-sound capable and designed specifically for use with guitars providing an onboard preamp specifically designed for the wide range of voltages and impedances encountered when dealing with guitars, pedals and guitar amps. It also provides onboard MIDI connectors for use with the Arduino MIDI library, and optional external SRAM for additional data storage. This shield makes it very easy for musicians to add effects while playing guitar.
In this video demo the only gear used is a guitar, the TGA, a MIDI expression pedal, and a tube amp. The expression pedal is used to open the input to the SOS channel and feed in the same chord in two different octaves to get a nice blended background ambience.